Plunkett Foundation

For over 100 years, the Plunkett Foundation has been at the heart of supporting rural communities across the UK. It is dedicated to helping groups of local people establish new services that their community really needs through expert advice, training, advocacy and funding. Plunkett advocates the community business model that means it is owned and run by the community and these businesses can range from bookshops and bakeries to post offices and farmers markets – essentially any business that the community needs. In addition to developing and safeguarding valuable assets and services, community businesses address a range of issues including isolation, loneliness, wellbeing, work and training. Find out more: